December 2014

Cleveland National Forest Foundation v. San Diego Association of Governments (November 24, 2014, D063288) ___ Cal.App.4th ___.

By William W. Abbott

In the first published decision to review a metropolitan planning organization’s Sustainable Communities Strategy, the Fourth Appellate District invalidated the EIR. This is a decision with potentially significant ramifications for many other EIRs as well. 

Continue Reading Court Affirms Inadequacy Of Programmatic EIR for SANDAG’s Sustainable Communities Plan, rejecting Alternatives and Lack Of Meaningful Mitigation Measures

Reserve your seat for one of four seminars taking place in early 2015.

In January and February 2015 Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its 14th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use, environmental, and real estate issues affecting commercial and residential development, agriculture, real estate transactions, easements, mining and the construction materials production industry.  

A summary of 2014 case law and legislative updates includes the following hot topics for 2015:

  • Air Quality and Climate Change: including CEQA Guidelines and Mandatory Reporting
  • Mining
  • Updating Land Use Entitlements
  • Endangered Species
  • Water Quality and Wetlands
  • Water Rights and Supply
  • Cultural Resources
  • Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Enforcement
  • Hazardous Substance Control and Cleanup
  • Timber Resources
  • CEQA: Exemptions, Baseline, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
  • CEQA Litigation
  • Real Estate Acquisition and Development

Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its annual program at four locations: Redding, Modesto, Sacramento and Napa. Details for the seminars are below. We hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you there.

Redding Conference (To Register for the Redding Location Click Here)

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Redding, 5050 Bechelli Lane

Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Modesto Conference (To Register for the Modesto Location Click Here)

Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015

Location: Double Tree Hotel Modesto, 1150 Ninth Street

Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sacramento Conference (To Register for the Sacramento Location Click Here)

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015

Location: Sacramento Hilton Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street

Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. with continental breakfast

Program: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Napa Conference (To Register for the Napa Location Click Here)

Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Location: Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa, 3425 Solano Avenue

Registration: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Program: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The registration fee for the program is $80.00. Please register early to reserve your seat. Select the links above to see registration details for each location, as they differ. MCLE and AICP CM credits are available (pending approval).

Please call (916) 456-9595 with any questions.